software compatibility

software compatibility

[′sōf‚wer kəm‚pad·ə′bil·əd·ē]
(computer science)
Property of two computers, with respect to a particular programming language, in which a source program from one machine in that language will compile and execute to produce acceptably similar results in the other.
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The hardware provides full backwards software compatibility with the company's previous APC control cabinets so that profile control upgrades can easily be made to any legacy system from the company.
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